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  • High school wrestling roundup: CL Central 5th at Oak Park-River Forest Huskie Invitational

    Crystal Lake Central took fifth place Saturday at the Oak Park-River Forest Huskie Invitational, with 10 wrestlers placing in the top eight. The host ...
    Jan. 21, 2017 - 10:28 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: CL South, Dundee-Crown, Marian Central and Hampshire win

    Crystal Lake South 49, Prairie Ridge 37: At Prairie Ridge, South's Taylor Jozefowicz scored 18 points and Annika Sevcik scored 12 to lead the Gators ( ...
    Jan. 21, 2017 - 10:05 pm
  • High school boys swimming: McHenry wins Mary Landa Invite at Woodstock North

    The McHenry boys swim team won the Mary Landa Invite on Saturday at Woodstock North. The Warriors won with a score of 597.5, beating out second-place ...
    Jan. 21, 2017 - 8:58 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs defeats McHenry in FVC

    McHENRY – Everything was going Jacobs’ way toward the end of the first half.First, Ajani Rodriguez's ...
    Jan. 21, 2017 - 12:02 am
  • High school boys swimming roundup: Jacobs co-op beats McHenry, Woodstock co-op

    Jacobs co-op boys swimming defeated McHenry and Woodstock co-op in a meet at Woodstock North on Thursday. Jacobs’ 85 total points beat McHenry’s 62 an ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 7:41 am
  • Girls basketball: Johnsburg's Interrante is Northwest Herald's ahtlete of the week

    Northwest Herald Athlete of the WeekAannah InterranteJohnsburg, jr., GInterrante's six-game streak o ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 8:01 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: McHenry's Lucas Busse is Athlete of the Week, power rankings, notes and events to watch

    Athlete of the week Lucas BusseMcHenry, sr., 120 poundsFor the second week in a row, Busse had a str ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 5:59 pm
  • McHenry County College Athletic Hall of Fame welcomes 5 new members

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Rafael Arellano remembers how frustrating it was at Woodstock High School in the early 1990s.
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 12:21 am
  • Women's college basketball: McHenry County College beats Elgin Community College

    McHenry County College's women's basketball team defeated Elgin Community College, 56-33, on Tuesday in Crystal Lake behind 12 points from Kaleigh Joh ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:23 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: McHenry finishes 4th at Burlington MLK tourney; Woodstock wins in final seconds

    McHenry led for most of three quarters, but Genoa-Kingston's hot-shooting fourth quarter proved enough to give the Cogs third place at the Burlington ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 11:14 pm
  • Inside High School Boys Basketball: Prairie Ridge's Kyle Loeding is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    Athlete of the WeekKyle LoedingPrairie Ridge, sr., FLoeding had team highs of 18 points and eight re ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 5:23 pm
  • High school girls bowling: Dundee-Crown 2nd in Jacobs Invitational; Huntley 6th; Marengo 7th; Johnsburg 8th; McHenry 10th; Jacobs 12th

    Dundee-Crown's girls bowling team finished second Saturday in the 20-team Jacobs Invitational at Liberty Lanes in Carpentersville with 5,308 pins. Fre ...
    Jan. 15, 2017 - 5:12 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Marengo reaches final of Burlington Central MLK tourney

    Marengo won a pair of close games Saturday to advance to the championship game of the Burlington Central MLK Classic. 
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 10:38 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: McHenry 2nd in Batavia Tournament with 3 individual champs

    McHenry finished second at the 17-team Batavia Tournament on Saturday with three individual champions and nine place winners.
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 10:24 pm
  • High school boys bowling roundup: Joey Brown's perfect game helps Woodstock reach sectional

    Woodstock's Joey Brown rolled a 300 in his fifth game of Saturday's Guilford Regional at Don Carter Lanes. The perfect game helped Brown to a 1,299 se ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 8:43 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op wins Jefferson Invite; McHenry 4th; Woodstock has individual champion

    Cary-Grove co-op did not win an individual event and won only one relay but earned the team championship Saturday at the boys swimming J-Hawk Invitati ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 8:39 pm
  • High school girls basketball: McHenry edges Cary-Grove behind Madisyn Kaempf's clutch free throw

    McHENRY – McHenry girls basketball coach Rob Niemic was so confident in Madisyn Kaempf's ability to hit the go-ahead free throw against Cary-Grove wit ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 10:20 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo beats McHenry; Volkening surpasses 1,000 points

    BURLINGTON – Mike Volkening was quick to get the formalities out of the way. Marengo’s senior guard entered Friday’s boys basketball game against McHe ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 9:50 pm
  • High school boys swimming: McHenry defeats Zion-Benton

    McHenry's Dylan Qualls and Riley Hedberg each won two events to help the Warriors to a nonconference boys swimming win, 118-52, over Zion-Benton on Fr ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 9:00 pm
  • High school wrestling: Jacobs defeats McHenry for 4th straight FVC dual win

    McHENRY – Jacobs freshman Nick Nygaard had just lost his 220-pound match to a senior with at least a few inches of height on him, and he needed some i ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 12:58 am
  • Women's college basketball: McHenry County College loses to Moraine Valley

    McHenry County College's women’s basketball team lost to Moraine Valley Community College, 61-53, on Thursday in Crystal Lake. Quixmia Washington had ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 10:40 pm
  • Inside High School Girls Basketball: Marengo's Marissa Knobloch is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    Northwest Herald Athlete of the Week Marissa KnoblochMarengo, so., GKnobloch scored a career-high 26 ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 5:13 pm
  • Boys basketball: McHenry downs Dundee-Crown on late put-back in overtime

    McHENRY – There was one word McHenry’s players and coaches kept coming back to regarding their game against Dundee-Crown – toughness.
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 12:48 am
  • High school boys bowling roundup: Woodstock beats McHenry; Huntley tops Elgin

    Eddie Zurawski’s 675 series led Woodstock boys bowling past McHenry, 2,673 to 2,417, on Wednesday at Raymond’s Bowl in Johnsburg. Zurawski bowled game ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 10:55 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Huntley's David Ferrante is Athlete of the Week, power rankings, notes and event to watch

    Athlete of the Week DAVID FERRANTEHuntley, fr. 152 Ferrante won the 152-pound title at the Sycamore ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 12:52 am
  • Women's college basketball: McHenry County College tops Oakton Community College

    McHenry County College's women’s basketball team beat Oakton Community College, 72-49, with the help of Quixmia Washington’s 22 points Tuesday in Des ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 10:49 pm
  • High school boys bowling roundup: Huntley beats McHenry

    Kevin Sieb's 624 series led Huntley's boys bowling team past McHenry, 3,325-3,073, Tuesday at Bowl-Hi Lanes in Huntley. Sieb bowled games of 214, 195 ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 10:46 pm
  • High school boys swimming: McHenry beats Huntley, Elgin

    McHenry's boys swimming team won 10 of 11 events in a triangular meet that included duals against Huntley and Elgin on Tuesday at McHenry. McHenry def ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 10:43 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Crystal Lake South, Hampshire, Huntley, Prairie Ridge win in FVC play

    Crystal Lake South dug out of a hole to beat McHenry, 46-38, on Tuesday in Crystal Lake. The Gators trailed, 16-2, after the first quarter. Taylor Joz ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 10:23 pm
  • High school boys bowling roundup: McHenry beats Larkin

    The McHenry boys bowling team beat Larkin, 2,594-2,404, Monday at Elgin Lanes in Elgin. Ramsey Trost and Ryan Hicks combined for the Warriors’ best se ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 9:36 pm
  • 72 years later, local family discovers photo of grandfather, former MLB pitcher with Frank Sinatra

    David Badgley’s first impression upon seeing the photo was how young his grandpa appeared. One of David’s 11 siblings had asked what number their gran ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 12:35 am
  • Inside High School Boys Basketball: McHenry's Gavin Markgraff is Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Athlete of the WeekGavin MarkgraffMcHenry, Junior, ForwardMarkgraff scored 20 points and hit four 3- ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 5:13 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: Huntley 2nd at Sycamore Tournament with two champions

    The Huntley wrestling team finished second overall at the 26-team Sycamore Invitational, led by first-place finishes from Luke Loprieno (138 pounds) a ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 10:17 pm
  • High school boys swimming: McHenry 3rd at Vernon Hills Invitational

    McHenry's Riley Hedberg won the 100-yard butterfly and Josh Zabor won the 100 freestyle Saturday at the boys swimming Vernon Hills Invitational. Hedbe ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 9:26 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: McHenry, Dundee-Crown, Huntley, Richmond-Burton win

    Liz Alsot scored 16 points and powered McHenry past Hampshire, 38-34, Friday in Fox Valley Conference girls basketball action in McHenry. Alsot made s ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 11:31 pm
  • On Campus: Marengo grad Zach Knobloch helps UW-Whitewater shoot to No. 11 in D-III basketball poll

    When freshman athletes arrive at Wisconsin-Whitewater, men’s basketball coach Pat Miller isn’t sure what to expect.
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 5:25 pm
  • High school wrestling: Huntley beats McHenry, stays perfect in FVC

    HUNTLEY – The 120-pound match in Thursday's Fox Valley Conference wrestling dual between Huntley and McHenry simmered and simmered.
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 10:55 pm
  • High school boys bowling roundup: Goessele leads McHenry past Johnsburg

    Hunter Goessele’s 569 series led McHenry to a 3,129-2,662 victory over Johnsburg on Thursday at Raymond’s Bowl in Johnsburg. Goessele rolled games of ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 10:12 pm
  • High school girls bowling roundup: Johnsburg edges McHenry; Marengo loses to Belvidere North

    Johnsburg girls bowling narrowly edged McHenry, 2,292-2,272, Thursday at Raymond's Bowl in Johnsburg. Johnsburg’s Skyler Malcolm led the Skyhawks with ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 10:10 pm
  • High school boys swimming roundup: Woodstock co-op beats Byron; McHenry barely loses to DeKalb-Sycamore

    Jeremy Wolf contributed in four of Woodstock co-op’s five race victories in an 89-81 win over Byron co-op Thursday at Woodstock North. 
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 8:45 pm
  • Inside High School Girls Basketball: Huntley's Morgan Clausen is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKMorgan ClausenHuntley, sr., FClausen averaged 14.8 points and eight rebounds a ga ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 6:45 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Jacobs tops McHenry

    The Jacobs girls basketball held McHenry to single-digit scoring in all four quarters in a 37-23 win Wednesday in Algonquin. 
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 10:04 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Cary-Grove's Cadin Koeppel is Athlete of the Week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the WeekCadin Koeppel, Cary-Grove, Jr., 195 poundsKoeppel took second place at the Whitew ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 5:08 pm
  • Inside High School Boys Basketball: Jacobs' Cameron Krutwig is Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKCameron KrutwigJacobs, sr., CKrutwig was excited about keeping the Jacobs Hinkle ...
    Jan. 2, 2017 - 5:45 pm
  • Boys swimming: Team preview capsules

    CARY-GROVE CO-OP Coach: Scott Lattyak (first season) Last year: First at FVC meet, two-state quali ...
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 3:23 pm
  • Prep zone: 2016 in their own words

    At the end of each calendar year, some of the area’s athletes and coaches who provided us sports highlights are asked to provide their favorite person ...
    Dec. 31, 2016 - 10:08 pm
  • Five swimmers to watch

    Harold OgabanHampshire, so.Ogaban won the FVC title in the 100 breaststroke last year as a freshman ...
    Dec. 31, 2016 - 10:02 pm
  • High school boys swimming preview: Cary-Grove and McHenry aiming to stay on top after changing of the guard

    The start of the 2016-17 season arrived with some big changes for two of the area’s top teams, in the pool and on the deck. Cary-Grove co-op and McHen ...
    Dec. 31, 2016 - 9:55 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: McHenry defeats Thornton Fractional South

    Gavin Markgraff scored 20 points to lead McHenry in a 59-57 win over Thornton Fractional South on Thursday at the York Jack Tosh Holiday Tournament in ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 8:48 pm
  • Inside High School Girls Basketball: Hampshire's Rachel Dumoulin is Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Northwest Herald Athlete of the WeekRachel DumoulinHampshire, sr., G-FDumoulin had 17 points against ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 5:09 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake Central's Seamus O'Donnell is athlete of the week, power rankings, notes, event to watch

    Athlete of the weekSeamus O’DonnellCrystal Lake Central, jr., 195O’Donnell reached the finals of the ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 11:35 am
  • High school boys swimming: McHenry fourth in top flight at Deerfield Invitational

    McHenry finished fourth in Flight A at Deerfield's Don Davis sprint pentathlon invitational with 417 points, third in Flight B (378) and fifth in Flig ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • High school wrestling roundup: Cary-Grove's Cadin Koeppel into semifinals at Whitewater Mid-States Classic; McHenry and Woodstock North go 2-1 in duals

    Cary-Grove’s Cadin Koeppel won both of his matches by first-round pin on Wednesday at the Whitewater Mid-States Classic at University of Wisconsin-Whi ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 1:17 am
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo defeats Sycamore in E.C. Nichols Holiday Classic

    Mike Volkening had a game-high 20 points with three 3-pointers Tuesday to lead Marengo's boys basketball team to a 49-33 victory over Sycamore at the ...
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • High school wrestling: McHenry has 6 champions at Evanston Holiday Tournament

    The McHenry wrestling team had six individual champions Tuesday at the Evanston Holiday Tournament in Evanston.
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 10:16 pm
  • High school boys basketball insider: Richmond-Burton's Joey St. Pierre is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKJoey St. PierreRichmond-Burton, sr., CSt. Pierre had two of his best games, scori ...
    Dec. 26, 2016 - 6:28 pm
  • McHenry County College to induct 5 into Hall of Fame in January

    Rick Peterson’s collegiate basketball career rated high by any standards.The fact that Peterson did ...
    Dec. 24, 2016 - 10:23 pm
  • High school girls basketball: McHenry tops Prairie Ridge to win Northern Illinois Holiday Classic

    McHENRY – McHenry's Liz Alsot punished Prairie Ridge on the inside repeatedly, outmuscling and outworking Wolves defenders underneath the basket and f ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 11:07 pm
  • Inside High School Girls Basketball: McHenry's Izzy Gscheidle is Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Northwest Herald Athlete of the WeekIzzy GscheidleMcHenry, so., GGscheidle has been on fire at the N ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 5:07 pm
  • Girls basketball: McHenry beats Crystal Lake South in Northern Illinois Holiday Classic semifinal

    McHENRY – McHenry sophomore Izzy Gscheidle was given space and didn’t shy away from an opportunity.G ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 1:00 am
  • High school wrestling: McHenry freshman Jaden Glauser impresses beyond his years

    McHenry wrestling coach Jake Guardalabene heard about Jaden Glauser a few years ago, sometime around when Jaden was a sixth-grader. His older brother, ...
    Dec. 21, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • High school boys basketball insider: Johnsburg's Zach Toussaint is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    Athlete of the WeekZach ToussaintJohnsburg, so., GToussaint continued his scoring tear for the Skyha ...
    Dec. 19, 2016 - 9:33 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: Prairie Ridge finishes 3rd at Harvard tournament; McHenry goes 2-1 at home quad

    Prairie Ridge had four first-place finishers and took third place overall Saturday in the Sciacca/Holtfreter Wrestling Tournament at Harvard. Antioch’ ...
    Dec. 17, 2016 - 10:24 pm
  • High school boys swimming roundup: McHenry finishes 2nd at Vito Lopin Relays, Woodstock co-op sixth

    McHenry's boys swimming team placed second Saturday in the Vito Lopin Relays at Rockford East with 157 points, behind Moline’s 167. Woodstock co-op fi ...
    Dec. 17, 2016 - 10:19 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: McHenry, Crystal Lake South, Prairie Ridge advance to Northern Holiday Classic semifinals; complete tournament results

    Izzy Gscheidle scored 29 points Saturday in the McHenry girls basketball team's 50-39 win over Belvidere in the Northern Illinois Holiday Classic at M ...
    Dec. 17, 2016 - 10:05 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Johnsburg, Richmond-Burton, Crystal Lake South, McHenry, Prairie Ridge and Woodstock win tournament openers

    Richmond-Burton's KC Davids scored a game-high 23 points, and Brooke Leganaioli hit four 3-pointers to add 17 points, leading the Rockets to a win ove ...
    Dec. 16, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Markgraff leads McHenry past Huntley, Crystal Lake Central tops Marengo

    McHenry's Gavin Markgraff scored a game-high 26 points, hitting four 3-pointers and going 10 of 11 at the free-throw line, to lead the Warriors to a 6 ...
    Dec. 16, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • High school wrestling: Prairie Ridge tops Woodstock; McHenry, Huntley win

    Sophomores Jace Sparks (120 pounds) and Trey Piotrowski (138) each recorded pins for Prairie Ridge on Thursday in a 39-24 nonconference wrestling vict ...
    Dec. 15, 2016 - 10:33 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Johnsburg seeks to defend Northern Illinois Holiday Classic title

    The Johnsburg girls basketball team will look to defend its Northern Illinois Holiday Classic title starting Friday when the 16-team tournament tips o ...
    Dec. 15, 2016 - 8:27 pm
  • Inside high school girls basketball: Cary-Grove's Katie Sowa is Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Northwest Herald Athlete of the WeekKatie SowaCary-Grove, jr., FSowa led the Trojans in two victorie ...
    Dec. 15, 2016 - 5:18 pm
  • High school boys soccer: 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area team

    FIRST TEAM Jake King McHenry, sr., GK King again was the area's best shot stopper, filling up th ...
    Dec. 15, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • High school wrestling insider: McHenry's Jaden Glauser is Athlete of the week; power rankings; more

    Athlete of the Week Jaden Glauser McHenry, fr., 170 pounds Glauser continued the impressive start ...
    Dec. 15, 2016 - 12:28 am
  • High school boys bowling: Marengo tops Johnsburg, McHenry falls to Grant

    Marengo's Jake Barton rolled a match-high 225 in his first game and went on to bowl a 656 three-game series to lead the Indians to a Kishwaukee River ...
    Dec. 13, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • High school football: 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area team

    First TeamOffenseQB-Samson Evans, Prairie Ridge, jr.Evans (6-foot-1, 205 pounds) repeats as the Nort ...
    Dec. 12, 2016 - 6:08 pm
  • High school boys basketball insider: Marengo's Mike Volkening is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    Athlete of the WeekMike VolkeningMarengo, sr., GVolkening fired in a career-high 39 points in Tuesda ...
    Dec. 12, 2016 - 5:44 pm
  • High school volleyball: 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area team

    Northwest Herald Volleyball All-Area teamFirst teamAlly DionHuntley, sr., OHDion, the Northwest Hera ...
    Dec. 11, 2016 - 5:46 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Prairie Ridge tops McHenry in low-scoring game

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge forward Kyle Loeding’s six fourth-quarter points could have been classified as a scoring outburst in Saturday’s game agai ...
    Dec. 11, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • High school wrestling: McHenry ties for 5th at the Mudge/McMorrow Prospect Invitational

    The McHenry wrestling team tied for fifth place overall at the 57th annual Mudge/McMorrow Prospect Invitational on Saturday in Mount Prospect.
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 8:44 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: Crystal Lake Central, Dundee-Crown pick up dual wins; Marengo wins twice at Sterling

    Crystal Lake Central's wrestling team beat McHenry, 42-27, in a Fox Valley Conference dual meet behind five Tigers pins on Friday in Crystal Lake. 
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • High school girls basketball: McHenry downs Dundee-Crown

    McHENRY— If McHenry continues to play with the type of tenacity it has the first month of the season, it could wind up being a huge problem for opposi ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 11:00 pm
  • On Campus: Local players part of D-II, D-III football semifinals

    For the past four years, Wisconsin-Oshkosh senior linebacker Reese Dziedzic has specialized in putting a stop to opposing offenses.
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • High school girls golf: 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area team

    Northwest Herald Girls Golf All-Area teamFirst teamSophia ArchosMarian Central, sr.Archos maintained ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 4:38 pm
  • High school girls basketball insider: McHenry's Liz Alsot is Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Northwest Herald Athlete of the Week Liz AlsotMcHenry, jr., FAlsot is giving opposing teams major fi ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 5:19 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Jacobs, Huntley, McHenry win in FVC

    ALGONQUIN – Unbeaten Jacobs got everything it wanted from one-win Crystal Lake Central Wednesday night.
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Richmond-Burton's Gavin Sutton is Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Athlete of the WeekGavin SuttonRichmond-Burton, sr., 145 poundsSutton represented his school well at ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 5:26 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Liz Alsot's double-double leads McHenry to victory; Jacobs, Woodstock and Dundee-Crown win

    McHenry's Liz Alsot scored 20 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead the Warriors in a Fox Valley Conference girls basketball win over Crystal Lake Ce ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 11:38 pm
  • High school boys bowling: McHenry tops Marengo

    McHenry's Ryan Hicks was better than 200 in all three games Tuesday, finishing with a 641 series to lead the Warriors past Marengo, 3,135-3,039, in a ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 7:57 pm
  • High school boys basketball insider: Dundee-Crown's Jack Orndahl is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    Athlete of the WeekJack OrndahlDundee-Crown, jr., GOrndahl scored a game-high 22 points and hit four ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 8:54 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: McHenry, Crystal Lake South go 3-0 at quads

    Jaden Glauser and Jake Leske each went 3-0 Saturday at the Niles West Quad to lead the McHenry wrestling team to a sweep in Skokie.
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 9:48 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Jacobs co-op 2nd in Dave Logterman Memorial Harlem Invitational

    The Jacobs boys co-op swimming team placed second Saturday at the Dave Logterman Memorial Harlem Invitional in Machesney Park with 268 points, 22 poin ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 9:24 pm
  • High school boys basketball: McHenry tops Crystal Lake South after Gators' hot start

    McHENRY – McHenry's Maki Mohr ended the first quarter with an emphatic dunk.The Warriors had trailed ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 7:37 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: McHenry defeats Woodstock North

    Liz Alsot recorded her third straight double-double Saturday with 17 points and 15 rebounds for McHenry in a 59-37 nonconference girls basketball win ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 7:26 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: Crystal Lake Central, McHenry, Crystal Lake South, Jacobs win FVC duals

    WRESTLINGCrystal Lake Central 50, Cary-Grove 21: At Crystal Lake, the Tigers (2-0, 2-0 Fox Valley Co ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:03 pm
  • On Campus: Richmond-Burton grad John Flood of UW-Whitewater semifinalist for D-III football's Gagliardi Trophy

    On Saturdays in the fall, John Flood’s goal is to help the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football team chase another national championship.
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • High school girls bowling: McHenry tops Woodstock

    McHenry girls bowling topped Woodstock, 2,169-1,665,Thursday evening at Wayne’s Lanes in Woodstock. Warriors sophomore Destiny Draheim led the team wi ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 11:19 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: McHenry beats Cary-Grove; Prairie Ridge tops Hampshire

    The McHenry wrestling team beat Cary-Grove, 39-27, in a Fox Valley Conference dual meet Thursday night at McHenry. McHenry’s Tyler Lowery (138 pounds) ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 11:16 pm
  • Inside Girls Basketball: Woodstock's Tafoya the Player of the Week, power rankings and notes

    Northwest Herald Player of the Week Camryn Tafoya, Woodstock, jr., GTafoya, a 5-foot-3 guard, tied t ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 6:12 pm
  • Football: All-Fox Valley Conference team announced

    Here is the All-Fox Valley Conference football team, which was released Wednesday.All-Fox Valley Con ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 4:31 pm
  • High school girls basketball: McHenry defeats Prairie Ridge

    CRYSTAL LAKE – After McHenry jumped on a loose ball near midcourt late in the fourth quarter, senior guard Julia Rice raised her hands, looking for th ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 12:47 am
  • High school girls bowling: McHenry falls to Grayslake Central

    Rebecca Beaman rolled a 549 series to lead McHenry, but the Warriors lost to Grayslake Central, 2,426-2,350, on Tuesday at Hawthorn Lanes in Vernon Hi ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 10:25 pm
  • PHOTOS: High school girls basketball – Prairie Ridge vs. McHenry

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    Nov. 30, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • High school boys bowling: McHenry falls to Grayslake North

    Despite a 632 series by McHenry's Ryan Hicks, including a team-high 235 game, the Warriors lost to Grayslake North on Monday, 2,990-2,816, at Fair Hav ...
    Nov. 28, 2016 - 10:15 pm
  • High school wrestling: Marian Central wins Carmel Team Duals

    Marian Central's wrestling team went 3-0 Saturday to finish first overall at the Carmel Team Duals in Mundelein.
    Nov. 27, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo wins twice, makes title game of Ottawa tournament

    Marengo's Michael Volkening scored 28 points against Oak Forest and 29 points against CICS Longwood on Friday as the Indians went 2-0 at the Dean Rile ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 10:24 pm
  • Inside Girls Basketball

    Athlete of the Week Vannessa GarreltsMarian Central, jr., GThe 5-foot-5 junior led the Hurricanes to ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake South, Crystal Lake Central, Cary-Grove, Marian Central, Jacobs win tourney games

    Crystal Lake South's Jon Holloway and Tyler Haskin each scored 20 points Wednesday as the Gators defeated Johnsburg, 73-67, in their Johnsburg/Richmon ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 10:08 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake South tops McHenry, Huntley goes 3-0 at quad

    The Crystal Lake South and McHenry wrestling team split the 14 bouts in their Fox Valley Conference opener, but the Gators used three pins and two for ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 12:24 am
  • High school girls basketball: Marengo, McHenry, Johnsburg, Marian Central win

    Marissa Knobloch hit three 3-pointers and finished with 13 points to lead the Marengo girls basketball team in a 36-31 win over Woodstock on Tuesday a ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • High school basketball: McHenry can't beat buzzer, falls to Hononegah

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Gavin Markgraff scored from long range, midrange, drove to the basket for 3-point plays and snagged a game-high 11 rebounds for McHenry ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • High school wrestling preview: 2016-17 team capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: William Petersen (First year)Last season: 4-13 dual recordTop ...
    Nov. 20, 2016 - 9:19 pm
  • High school wrestling preview: Crystal Lake Central's Lenny Petersen tries to re-create state-title success

    Crystal Lake Central wrestling coach Justen Lehr planted the seed of this year’s motivation early for Tigers senior Lenny Petersen.
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 12:34 am
  • High school girls swimming: Prairie Ridge's Valerie Tarazi top 6 in 2 events at state; McHenry's Payton Lange medals

    EVANSTON – Valerie Tarazi didn't feel great but always believed she had a shot.The defending state c ...
    Nov. 20, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • High school girls basketball: Woodstock North, Alden-Hebron, Hampshire, Huntley win tournament games

    Maddie Busch scored 18 points Saturday to lead the Woodstock North girls basketball team to a 42-34 win against Rockford Jefferson in the fifth-place ...
    Nov. 19, 2016 - 10:00 pm
  • PHOTOS: McHenry, Marian Central, Crystal Lake co-op at girls swimming state meet

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    Nov. 19, 2016 - 1:19 am
  • High school girls swimming: Prairie Ridge's Valerie Tarazi and McHenry's Payton Lange qualify for state finals

    EVANSTON – Two local swimmers took steps toward some history in the IHSA state meet preliminaries Friday at Evanston High School.
    Nov. 19, 2016 - 1:01 am
  • High school girls basketball: Marian Central, Woodstock North, Richmond-Burton win tournament games

    Junior guard Vannessa Garrelts, who picked up an offer from NCAA Division I Bradley this week, scored 22 points to lead the Marian Central girls baske ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • On Campus: Marian Central grads Kaufmann, Giustino earn volleyball playing time at Murray St.

    Describing Murray State University’s volleyball practices can be a challenge for Racers players.Coac ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 7:17 pm
  • High school boys bowling: McHenry defeats Grayslake North

    Joey Khan rolled a match-high 602 series and a match-high 258 game to lead the McHenry boys bowling team to a 2,702-2,542 nonconference win Thursday a ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 9:53 pm
  • High school boys basketball: 2016-17 season preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Adam McCloud (first season)Last year’s record: 6-21 overall, 3 ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 8:13 pm
  • High school girls swimming: 5 from McHenry, 2 other locals prepare for state meet

    As a freshman at the state's biggest swimming meet last year, McHenry’s Payton Lange felt a little overwhelmed.
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 5:08 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake Central edges Woodstock North; Johnsburg, McHenry, Crystal Lake South, Alden-Hebron lose

    Crystal Lake Central edged Woodstock North, 33-31, Wednesday at the Harvest Christian Academy girls basketball tournament in Elgin. Jane Johnsey led t ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 12:44 am
  • High school girls basketball: McHenry beats Crystal Lake South to open FVC play

    McHENRY – After weeks of practicing against one another, McHenry was finally able to unleash its two 6-foot forwards on an outside opponent Tuesday.
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 10:52 pm
  • High school girls basketball: 5 to watch

    Liz AlsotMcHenry, jr., FAlsot (6-foot) almost averaged a double-double as a sophomore, with 12.3 poi ...
    Nov. 13, 2016 - 5:33 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Team capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-Grove Coach: Rod Saffert (11th season)Last season’s record: 12-17, 4-6 FVC ...
    Nov. 14, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • High school girls swimming roundup: McHenry and Marian Central swimmers heading to state

    Five McHenry swimmers (three individuals and two relays) and one from Marian Central qualified for state at the Lake Forest Sectional on Saturday.
    Nov. 12, 2016 - 10:59 pm
  • High school girls swimming: McHenry's Hannah Lange ready for last shot at state

    Last year's state swimming meet was a bittersweet bit of role reversal for McHenry's Hannah Lange.Tw ...
    Nov. 11, 2016 - 7:31 pm
  • High school sports insider: Hampshire cross country runner Jake Oury Athlete of the Week; girls swimming updates

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKJake OuryHampshire, sr.Oury ran 14:49 to take ninth in the Class 2A boys race at ...
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 10:49 pm
  • Boys bowling roundup: Johnsburg defeats Woodstock: McHenry falls to Grayslake Central

    NORTHWEST HERALDJacob Smith bowled a 676 series, and Tony Murtaugh bowled a 613 to lead Johnsburg to ...
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • High school baseball: Crystal Lake South's Wolski to sign with University of Missouri-St. Louis

    Crystal Lake South senior Nick Wolski took the college baseball recruitment process into his own hands.
    Nov. 8, 2016 - 9:31 pm
  • High school girls swimming: McHenry wins Fox Valley Conference Championship meet

    WOODSTOCK – By the end of the Fox Valley Conference Championship girls swimming meet, McHenry senior Hannah Lange's voice was starting to go hoarse, b ...
    Nov. 5, 2016 - 8:55 pm
  • Prep sports insider: Dundee-Crown's Anthony Hurgoi is the Athlete of the Week, plus cross country and girls swimming notes

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKAnthony HurgoiDundee-Crown, jr.Hurgoi ran the best race of his life at the Class ...
    Nov. 2, 2016 - 5:39 pm
  • Inside high school girls volleyball: Prairie Ridge's Emily Baudin is Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekEmily BaudinPrairie Ridge, jr., OHBaudin led the Wolves' attack in both of their ...
    Oct. 31, 2016 - 5:32 pm
  • High School Football Notes: Huntley's upset win gets it one more home game

    Huntley won a first-round game in the 2015 Class 8A playoffs, but might have earned even more respect for what it did Friday night.
    Oct. 31, 2016 - 1:13 am
  • High school football playoffs: Batavia ends McHenry's season in Class 7A opener

    BATAVIA – McHenry entered Saturday’s Class 7A first-round football playoff game making its first appearance in the postseason since 2007. The Warriors ...
    Oct. 30, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • On Campus: Dundee-Crown grad Freddy Martinez helps Carthage College soccer team as freshman

    In preparation for college soccer, Dundee-Crown graduate Freddy Martinez relied on advice from players who have been there.
    Oct. 28, 2016 - 4:14 pm
  • High school football: First-round playoff preview capsules

    Class 4ANo. 15 Marengo (5-4) at No. 2 Johnsburg (9-0)When: 6 p.m. SaturdayAbout the Indians: Marengo ...
    Oct. 28, 2016 - 12:35 am
  • High school girls volleyball: Huntley survives 3 match points, tops McHenry in regional final

    MACHESNEY PARK – As the final points played out in the Class 4A Harlem Regional final Thursday, Huntley starters and seniors Ally Dion and Caitlin Tho ...
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 10:22 pm
  • High school football: McHenry manager overcame brain tumor 10 years ago

    When the music is blaring, sometimes Steven Hensley will bob his head to the beat. Sitting atop the McHenry football bleachers filming practice, he mi ...
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Prep sports insider: Marian Central's Caroline and Cate Yuk are Athletes of the Week, plus cross country and tennis postseason notes

    Athletes of the WeekCaroline Yuk and Cate Yuk, Marian Central, sr., girls tennisThe sisters marked t ...
    Oct. 26, 2016 - 8:06 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Jacobs tops McHenry in Huntley Sectional final; Dundee-Crown falls

    HUNTLEY – Jacobs' boys soccer team didn’t want a repeat of last season.Tuesday was a rematch of last ...
    Oct. 26, 2016 - 12:27 am
  • High school girls volleyball: McHenry defeats Dundee-Crown in regional semifinal

    MACHESNEY PARK – Twice, the Dundee-Crown girls volleyball team put itself in position to win the opening set of Tuesday’s Class 4A Harlem Regional sem ...
    Oct. 25, 2016 - 10:05 pm
  • High school boys soccer insider: Jacobs' Noah Melick is Athlete of the Week; postseason notes; more

    Athlete of the weekNoah MelickJacobs, jr., FMelick scored five goals in two games the past week, hel ...
    Oct. 25, 2016 - 4:47 pm
  • High school girls volleyball insider: Huntley's Taylor Jakubowski Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Athlete of the Week Taylor JakubowskiHuntley, fr., SThe freshman setter helped lead the Red Raiders ...
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 6:34 pm
  • High school football notes: Johnsburg poised for playoff run

    Johnsburg football players huddled around coach Dan DeBoeuf after beating Marengo in the regular-season finale Friday. The Skyhawks had just completed ...
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • High school football playoffs: Cary-Grove, Prairie Ridge on target to meet in Class 6A semifinals

    The area’s top two football teams started the season playing one another, with Prairie Ridge beating Cary-Grove, 26-14.
    Oct. 23, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • High school football: 2016 IHSA playoff pairings

    *Any times listed are tentativeClass 8A32. O’Fallon (5-4) at 1. Loyola Academy (9-0)17. Curie (8-1) ...
    Oct. 23, 2016 - 12:27 am
  • High school boys soccer: McHenry wins Class 3A DeKalb Regional title

    DeKALB – With 1:24 left to play in the first half Saturday against DeKalb, McHenry’s Connor Uhl headed in a goal off a set piece to give the Warriors ...
    Oct. 22, 2016 - 6:12 pm
  • High school girls cross country: Huntley, Richmond-Burton win regional titles

    Huntley's girls cross country team won the IHSA Class 3A Rockford Guilford Regional on Saturday with a team score of 41, beating out nine other teams. ...
    Oct. 22, 2016 - 5:49 pm
  • High school boys cross country: Huntley, Crystal Lake Central win regionals

    Huntley's boys cross country team won the Class 3A Rockford Guilford Regional on Saturday behind sophomore Jeremy Roe’s first-place finish. 
    Oct. 22, 2016 - 5:44 pm
  • High school football: Huntley wins both sides of the ball, downs McHenry 44-14

    HUNTLEY – It took until the final week of the regular season, but the Huntley football team finally put forth an entire four quarter effort and, with ...
    Oct. 22, 2016 - 1:08 am
  • Congratulations Zach Toussaint, December Athlete of the Month!